The Chelsea head coach has described Antonio Rudiger as an aggressive serve leader, but he has a gentle side away from him.
What did Antonio Rudiger say?
The German footballer has stated that he supports Sierra Leone in their Africa Cup of Nations campaign in an effort to remain connected to his parents’ homeland. Rudiger’s mother was forced to flee Sierra Leone after the civil war in 1991 and gave birth to a child in Germany, where she later settled. Growing up in the new district of Neukolln in Berlin, the German international has become one of the best defenders in the world. Yet he remains connected to his roots through football and his philanthropic work.
Antonio Rudiger said that of course he is a fan of Sierra Leone from London. Rudiger regularly communicates with one or two players through the social network. In fact, Antonio communicates very well with Kei Kamara. Rudiger thinks the mentality of the team is really outstanding. They are all amazing characters that go all the way in every game. The 0-0 match alone against Algeria was a huge success – they can only win in the next games.
They have defended incredibly well and have a world class goaltender in Mohamed Kamara. According to Antonio Rudiger luckily the boys don’t play again until Sunday so Rudiger can watch it all again on TV after their game against Man City.
Rudiger is very attached to his second home
Antonio works for the BigShoe children’s relief organization in Lunsar. In recent weeks, Antonio has allowed children with clubfoot to be treated with costly but life-changing surgeries. Symbolically, Rudiger helped eleven children, the number of players on the football team. Along with this, the German footballer sent everyone a Chelsea shirt with Antonio’s name on the back. Antonio Rudiger said that every child has dreams, but not all of them have the ability to pursue them – Rudiger wants to change that!
According to Antonio Rudiger, through football he was given the opportunity to help others and make the lives of these children and their families better. Seeing children smiling in photos also makes Rudiger happy. Antonio is very connected with the second home. They have more projects planned. his first visit to Sierra Leone five years ago taught Ruediger, above all, that what they claim to be a problem here in Europe is not really a problem.